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by crystalbruce
July 23rd, 2009, 7:04 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Theo by Frances Hodgson Burnett - jo
Replies: 86
Views: 15179

Hi! Can I nab chapter 7? This will be my first recording, if it is possible! I had a look over the chapter and it doesn't look particularly difficult. When I have some time (this weekend), I'll read over the chapter very closely and list some of the words (particularly names) that I might find chall...
by crystalbruce
July 23rd, 2009, 6:21 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hi Brass!

Wow, small world! I haven't started reading, I am just figuring out the best way to set up my equipment. I should have more time for that on the weekend.

So, how did that bus strike treat you? :(
by crystalbruce
July 22nd, 2009, 6:07 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

That would be neat. :) But, a long ride for me (I'm in Ottawa for now)! :lol:
by crystalbruce
July 22nd, 2009, 5:57 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hi Tricia, Ruth has supplied us with some great information. But, since you're curious, I have a Cyber Acoustics headset which I got at Futureshop about two years ago. http://www.cyberacoustics.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Home.CategoryDetail&content_id=268 (it's one of those... not sure... I may be at ...
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 6:35 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Choosing a genre suited for your voice
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Hi everyone, I thought I'd direct you guys to my test file so maybe you can understand some of my insecurities about using my voice to read serious subjects. :| This thread has given me some confidence, though! :D My file is in this thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=368856#368856 I t...
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 6:24 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hi Ryan, That made me laugh! :lol: Certainly there isn't anything wrong with being proud of your name. But... in your case... maybe you're a little over the top! :wink: Everyone else, I doubt anyone else has subscribed to this topic other than myself, but if anyone is still looking here, I have crea...
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

:oops: Hi Cori!

I once read an article that argued that people who use their names as their email addresses can be full of themselves! I doubt this is the case for both of us... but... maybe... subconsciously...? :wink: Kidding, kidding!
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 1:11 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Choosing a genre suited for your voice
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Wow, thank you everyone! This topic has really given me a lot of confidence to just read whatever interests me, even if that does happen to be children's stories, fairy tales, and romance novels! :oops: @KiltedDragon : I'm glad to hear you had the confidence to read unfamiliar words/names that are n...
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 6:21 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Choosing a genre suited for your voice
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Choosing a genre suited for your voice

Hi all, I've been thinking a lot about this: should we choose a genre that is suited for our voices? I think it would help the atmosphere of the book. For example, a deep voice is probably best for mystery novels. 8-) I think I will get a lot of answers saying that we should just read what we are in...
by crystalbruce
July 21st, 2009, 6:01 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hi Esther! Thank you for the welcome! Not only are we fellow Canadians, but also fellow Ontarioians (is that a word?)! :lol: If a USB recording device bypasses the sound card... then I really have no answer as to why the recording is so quiet. I'll try some recordings on my desktop computer. Maybe t...
by crystalbruce
July 20th, 2009, 5:56 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Thanks Kara! I'll message him right away. I have to wait for my husband to get home to install Audacity on the Arch Linux and Gentoo machines. I only know how to apt-get on Ubuntu! I used Debian about four years ago! It was my introduction to Linux! :D Lucky you on OS X. I am trying to get my KDE De...
by crystalbruce
July 20th, 2009, 5:11 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hello again Ruth. Thanks for all of the info! I have come to the conclusion that my laptop's sound card is not sophisticated enough for this type of task (I don't have the mic boost option). I'll experiment with our desktop computer and other laptop. Surely one of them has a decent sound card and a ...
by crystalbruce
July 20th, 2009, 4:30 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Uh oh... :oops: My voice goes just very slightly above 0.0. Is there a way I can upload a sample and perhaps some audio savvy people can give me some pointers? I am nearly eating my microphone. I have a USB headset which I am testing with. I also have a microphone that plugs in to my microphone jack...
by crystalbruce
July 20th, 2009, 4:04 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Hi Ruth! Thanks for the welcome. :) Yes, I have checked that the recording volume is as high as it can go. I am using Ubuntu Linux. I go to the volume in the top right corner, click volume control, choose the USB device, choose the recording tab, and make sure the slider is all the way up. I do the ...
by crystalbruce
July 20th, 2009, 3:33 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: "Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

"Hello" from Ottawa, Canada!

Hello everyone at LibriVox! :) My name is Crystal Bruce (original username, eh? :lol:) and I'm living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with my loving husband Danny and our kitten Ubuntu ("Ubu"). Currently, I am a fourth year undergraduate student at Carleton University studying Theoretical Linguistics. I ...